Life Cycle Assessment:

Quantifying Environmental Impacts
Inquiring For
Work Experience

Why enroll in this course?

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Manage Life Cycle Assessment Software and Databases to optimize decision-making.

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Quantify the Environmental Impact of a product, process, or service throughout its life.

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Stay in Accordance with the Methods and Policies defined by ISO 14040 series standards.

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Interact with MIT experts, instructors, and peers in live synchronous sessions for a more comprehensive learning experience.

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Networking opportunities establish professional connections with industry experts and your cohort.

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Access to rich supplementary resources provides additional materials and content for a more thorough educational journey.

 What will you learn?

What will you learn?

  • Define the objective and scope of a LCA.

  • Collect primary data from inventories and secondary data from database.

  • Quantify the environmental impacts of products and processes, using various impact assessment methods.

  • Interpret the results of an LCA through the prism of uncertainty.

  • Apply LCAs to product, firm, and policy decisions.

  • Master LCA software and databases, from installation to calculating uncertainty and everything in between.

  • Be guided step-by-step in carrying out a real LCA using openLCA software and authentic databases

  • Support decisions using LCAs and by following ISO 14040 series standards.

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

Course outline

Life Cycle Assessment is the central ingredient to sustainable transitions in manufacturing, cost reduction, and brand identity improvements. With future policy changes on the horizon for a more sustainable planet, this Life Cycle Assessment course paves the way for organizations to comply with the future of work and is the solution to a sustainable brand.

Who is this online course for?

  • Technical professionals with responsibility who want to take advantage of machine learning to improve decision-making processes.

  • CEOs, managers, and other nontechnical executives from all sectors who manage teams with responsibilities at the technical level.

  • Technical professionals seeking to acquire the necessary knowledge base for machine learning.


MPE - Faculty - Jeremy Gregory
Dr. Jeremy Gregory

Director, MIT System Architecture Lab

MPE - Faculty - Elsa Olivetti
Prof. Elsa Olivetti

Associate Dean of Engineering, Associate Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, and Co-Director of MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

Course overview

    MIT is a stamp of excellence, and MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub has closely worked with NRMCA, driving critical research to advance LCA and the decarbonization of the concrete industry. Taking the Life Cycle Assessment course was a crucial step for me to gain expertise in research, a critical viewpoint, and an understanding of the importance of disclosing data and measuring sustainability targets in today's pressing environmental issues. The course expanded my knowledge of LCA beyond the building industry. I had the opportunity to collaborate with peers from various sectors and make systemic connections between other products and services, which broadened my perspective. The course filled a vital gap in terms of the foundation of an LCA that, in practice, gets easily lost in translation depending on the type of WBLCA and the geographical region where I can complete an assessment. I found it extremely useful to learn from other sectors on how LCA can be applied and find their systemic relation to the built environment, which gave me essential tools and information sources to expand my realm of knowledge.
    Angela Bejarano
    Global Sustainability Consultant at ARKEO Consulting,

    Register now and boost your professional trajectory.

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